New Year is a good time to make new beginnings and my daughter Phoebe has decided to look for a job at a digital marketing company or other business media company. I’ve been running her through a few tests, all designed to enhance her self awareness. I have a good idea of her personality but there might still be some surprises. It’s important to know who you are, so that you don’t go applying for jobs that you would be ill-suited for or worse, that you would hate!
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Hello and welcome to the this week’s Vzine and this week I’m going to be giving you some tips to make new beginnings easier.
I’m in Shoreham, the weather’s terrible but it’s worse in Greece. It’s been snowing in Greece for the first time in 15 years apparently! So, I’m not looking forward to going back but I did decide to stay a little bit longer in Shoreham to be with Phoebe and Nelson and miss the snow.
Anyway, enough waffling about the weather.
Let’s crack on with the show
So, I said I’d share the self awareness tools that I’m sharing with my daughter Phoebe, who’s on a job quest at the moment.
The first one, is, I got her to do the Wealth Dynamics Test. This was invented by Roger Hamilton and I think it’s a mixture of lots of different things but it does seem to be remarkably powerful at showing people what their fastest route to the money is, or what their fastest route to success is.
It uncovers your personality aspects that just come completely naturally to you, and suggests the kind of jobs that would suit you, as well as holding up examples of the kind of people who are in your Wealth Dynamics profile.
I came out really strongly as a Creator Star personality type. Which means that, although I may be introvert, I’m very creative and I don’t mind being on camera, or being onstage, but I’m not massively keen on big gatherings, or, if I do go to them, I enjoy them at the time, and then I need lots of time to get over them afterwards.
If you know these things about yourself, you can work out the best way to be as successful as you can be, without draining yourself. For example, I need a couple of days after any speaking gig, to let the adrenalin wear off again. And now I know that, I don’t try and put any important work things in straight after a speaking engagement.
If you want to do your Wealth Dynamics Test, the easiest way is either to Google it, but you could be hunting around a bit, or go to my friend, JudithMorgan.com and scroll down the sidebar of her website until you see the Wealth Dynamics logo. That’s the best way to find it quickly. I highly recommend them.
So, mainly last week, on the blog and the podcast, I was talking about money. It’s a great time of year, the New Year, to be thinking about your money, because a lot of times people think about what they want to achieve during the next year.
But the other thing you can do, is make a budget for the next year. Because the one way to become financially successful is to make a big gap between what you spend and what you earn.
It is what you do with the difference that counts.
Starting to save it. Accumulate an emergency fund, and then when the emergency fund has got to a figure you’re comfortable with, start siphoning that money off into a pot for investments.
What do you invest in? You invest in things that will make you money. So, money grows more money and then it all goes round in a virtuous circle. Ideally, you invest in things that make you more money without you having to do anything. So, this is the difference between a job and an investment.
Sometimes, investments take more money to get into but there are quite a few you can get into for a little investment in the beginning. Go and check out NicolaCairncross.com/blog. There’s several short videos about what you should be thinking about money at the beginning of a new year. I think you’ll find it interesting.
And in Vzine 82, I’m talking about New Year’s resolutions and the five simple questions you should ask yourself but you’ve probably seen those already, if you are a regular watcher. If you are not, go check it out.
There’s no Own It! The Podcast because we’re taking a couple of weeks off but we’re back to recording that next week, so, the first episode will be out next Friday. If you are an OwnItThePodcast.com listener, then why not take the spare time you’ve got from not having a podcast to listen to this week, to go and give us a review on your favourite podcast platform; iTunes, Stitcher, wherever you listen, it’s great to get a review and it really makes a huge difference to how many people more we’re showing to.
Thanks very much, I hope you are having a great first week back at work and I’ll see you next week. Bye!
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